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  • Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

    To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code.

  • Fetching strategy implementation in a J2EE application using AOP

    This article presents a fetching strategy that using AOP, optimizes the data retrieval process from a back end system on a use case basis in a modular way without bloating the lower level service or repository layers.

  • Workflow Orchestration Using Spring AOP and AspectJ

    This article demonstrates how to build and orchestrate highly configurable and extensible yet light-weight embedded process flow using Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) techniques. The current examples are based on Spring AOP and Aspect J, however other AOP techniques could be used to accomplish the same results.

  • Making AspectJ development easier with AJDT

    Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) can be used to solve a number of today's application requirements but can also be intimidating for developers when getting started. A new article by Matt Chapman, AJDT Project Lead, shows how AOP development with the popular AspectJ library can be made easier using the Eclipse AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) plugin.

  • Simplifying Enterprise Applications with Spring 2.0 and AspectJ

    This article reviews Spring AOP support in 2.0, and walks you through an adoption roadmap for AOP in enterprise applications, with plenty of examples of features that can be implemented simply using AOP, but would be very hard to do any other way.

  • Application Failover using AOP

    This article shows how a large project with 6000 classes and 500 tables used AOP with AspectJ to implement specialized cross-cutting error handling & recovery logic transparently.